Frozen Royalty Audio and NHL Video: LA Kings Move Into Western Conference Lead After Win Over Dallas

LOS ANGELES — Despite not being at their best for their third straight game, the Los Angeles Kings found a way to win yet again, handing the Dallas Stars a 3-2 shootout defeat in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 happy fans at Staples Center on Saturday night.

Alexander Frolov and Anze Kopitar scored goals in regulation for the Kings, while James Neal and Mike Modano scored for the Stars.

Brad Richardson assisted on both Kings’ goals. Read more of this post

LA Kings Defenseman Sean O’Donnell Suspended

During the Los Angeles Kings’ pre-season game on September 22, a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Kings defenseman Sean O’Donnell went after Matt Martin of the Islanders after he high-sticked Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.

O’Donnell was assessed a match penalty on the play and has been suspended by the National Hockey League. Here is their press release: Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings 2008-09 Team Awards Announced

LOS ANGELES — On April 11, during their game against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings announced the recipients of their 2008-09 team awards. Read more of this post

Lombardi Gambles Big Time At The Trade Deadline

ANALYSIS: Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi makes a splash with a risky trade deadline deal—a huge gamble that could easily backfire.


LOS ANGELES — The 2009 National Hockey League trade deadline has come and gone and, rather unexpectedly, the Kings made a dubious three-way trade on March 4 that sent forward Patrick O’Sullivan and a second round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for right wing Justin Williams. The Hurricanes then sent O’Sullivan and a second round selection in the 2009 draft to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Erik Cole and a fifth round pick in the 2009 draft.

The second round pick the Kings sent to Carolina was acquired in 2007 in the trade that sent center Craig Conroy to the Flames.

O’Sullivan leaves the Kings after playing in 62 games for them this season, scoring 14 goals and adding 23 assists for 37 points and he was surprised when he learned of the deal.

“I was a little bit surprised,” said O’Sullivan. “I signed for three years in the summer here. I think the young group of guys that are with LA, we’ve kind of grown together the last couple of years. I think the organization has drastically improved in that time, but I think anybody is tradable at any time. I’m just happy that it’s to a place that has a lot of history and is a great hockey market. I’m really excited to [go] and play there.”

In 188 career regular season NHL games, all with the Kings, O’Sullivan has scored 41 goals with 68 assists for 109 points with 66 penalty minutes. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi Excited About Defense

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: As we end 2008 and ring in the New Year, I sat down with Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi to talk about his team, their progress in their rebuilding plan and much more. Part 2 is coming soon right here on Frozen Royalty.


LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles Kings near the midpoint of the 2008-09 season, they continue to surprise many because they have managed to avoid the bottom of the league standings and are still in contention for a playoff spot. After ending the 2007-08 season tied in points with the last-in-the-league standings Tampa Bay Lightning, that is a considerable improvement.

Of course, with just slightly more than half the schedule remaining and with a torturous road schedule ahead of them—27 of their final 39 games will be on the road—the Kings could still find themselves plummeting in the standings as their road record this season has not been good. Nevertheless, this team has already shown growth and progress over last season, and their future looks even brighter at this point in time than conventional wisdom would seem to dictate. Read more of this post

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